Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA. If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page. There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.
The 2019 Student Art Exhibit took place in the Hatheway Cultural Center gallery on the Godfrey Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College from April 12 through April 26, 2019.
The Call for Entry
There was no call for entry; this exhibit is juried from the art pieces the art students complete during the course of their current academic year.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
There were a lot more ceramic pieces in this exhibit than in previous student exhibits. Perhaps this production is a result of the ceramics instructor, Angela Hung, running more classes. She just received a promotion to full faculty status, so I’m looking forward to even more quality ceramics works coming up at the next student exhibit.
The “Undertaker” was hung on the wall, and it turned out to be one of my favorites in this exhibit. It’s a true conversation starter both for private and for public contemplation.
This piece was striking, because of the realistic details of the corroded box (see side view).
Scary facial features.
Another realistic piece about an object most of today’s student may not recognize.
Interesting glaze work on the mushrooms; super realistic details on the boot.
My photo doesn’t capture the revolutionary aspect of this piece, which is the LED lights changing color inside the lava lamp shape. I remember only a couple of similar to the use of LED: one was in a Craft Alliance faculty exhibit, and the other piece was in the “Shape of Influence” exhibit in Springfield Art Association.